Thursday, August 17, 2006

Schiff on Mozart

Some interesting food from thought from András Schiff on playing mozart with his own ensemble. First oboists take note.

"Established orchestras have played this music too often," he says. "If I do something with them, I have to accept certain conditions because I'm a guest. But if we don't understand each other well or if I don't happen to like the tone of the first oboist there is nothing I can do about it."
Read the rest here.

And a write-up on Schiff's handling of Beethoven sonatas ("...the adagio was painfully slow and light on meaning, highlighting Schiff's lack of emotional engagement with the music.")is here

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